Woodley Arms student flat redevelopment refused for the third time

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has yet again refused planning permission to replace the redundant Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street with a block of student flats.

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Woodley Arms development to be considered on 10 January

The Woodley Arms

The latest application to redevelop the site of the Woodley Arms public house as 38 student studios (171893) will be considered at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) planning applications committee on Wednesday 10 January.

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A year in planning

Reading Borough Council Civic Offices

The apparently relentless drive to convert the area’s pubs, offices and vacant lots into flats and HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) continued apace this year. Some proposals, including the demolition of the After Dark Club and the Woodley Arms, were rejected, whilst others, such as the new residential care home near the Rising Sun Arts Centre, will proceed. The saving of the South Street Arts Centre was a major success in keeping Katesgrove at the front of Reading’s arts scene.

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